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American Coon Hunters Association




2012 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION CRAZY ALICE








2011 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION BUCK CREEK CASH












            2009 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION BUCK CREEK IKE








A.C.H.A. World Championship

If you are new to the sport of coonhunting and competition hunts you are aware that there are numerous World Hunts.  In the beginning it wasn't that way.  The ACHA World Hunt was the only True world hunt in the beginning.  Even after others started forming world hunts in other organizations the ACHA World Hunt was the one everyone wanted to win. The true World Champion was the ACHA World Champion.  It was the Gold Standard for Titles.  It was the one title everyone that was into competition wanted if they had a choice.  Many of the greats in the Treeing Walker Hall Of Fame were ACHA World Champions.  The ACHA is the "orginal world hunt." The "grandfather of all world hunts" is rich in history and tradition. Every legend in coon hunting has competed and dreamed of winning this "World Hunt".

History of ACHA

In the mid 1940's a small group of coon hunters formed an organization that would give coon hunters and their hounds an opportunity to display their skills in events called Wild Coon Hunts. They called themselves the American Coon Hunters Association ... ACHA.

In 1985 ACHA reached it's peak, they hunted 635 dogs in DuQuion, Il. and every coon hunter in the country wanted to win "THE WORLD CHAMPIONSIP", the ACHA World Championship!

In the late 1980"s ACHA and AKC merged to form ACHA/AKC. The merger was a disappointment to both parties and was dissolved shortly after it was formed. Since that time ACHA and AKC have gone their seperate ways and to this day remain two completely seperate and independent registries.

The Directors of the American Coon Hunters Association have pledged to do everything we can to maintain, improve and pass on the traditions and intergrity of this proud association.

• "ACHA" .... owned and governed by it's membership.
• "ACHA" .... the "original coon hunting association".
• "ACHA" .... the "granddaddy" of all the "World Hunts".
• "ACHA" .... committed to providing the fairest, most affordable and most enjoyable hunt                     we can.
• "ACHA" .... where our goal is to promote the "coonhound".
• "ACHA" .... "where it all started" and we live by our creed.... "fair to all and partial                     to none!".
TREEING WALKER WORLD CHAMPIONS
From the beginning to 1985


1949 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION WHITE RIVER BOONE

The First Treeing Walker World Champion.






White River Rowdy and White River Boone

White River Boone was 1949 ACHA World Champion (The First Walker To Win It.)

White River Rowdy placed 2nd place and was the 1949 ACHA World Champion Female



 



1951 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION 
1952 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
     THE INCREDIBLE ROCK




1955 ACHA DUAL WORLD CHAMPION 
1956 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION 
1958 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
      MERCHANT'S BAWLIE

 
1959 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
      MERCHANT'S FANNIE




1960 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
        GRAND NITE CH.
        DEEP RIVER MIKE

 



1961 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
STAN'S SAILOR BOY




1962 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
KATIE'S ROWDY







1963 ACHA DUAL WORLD CHAMPION
HOUSE'S BAWLIE






1964 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
STAN'S SAILOR JR.









1965 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
CLAXTON'S FINLEY RIVER SPOT



 


1966 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
SPRING CREEK SMOKEY




1968 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
1969 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
1971 GRAND AMERICAN CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
MATHIS' CAROLINA CASEY





1970 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
GANN'S FINISHER


 

1971 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
ROB'S DANNY BOY


 


1972 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
DUAL GRAND CHAMPION
VANCE'S CROWDING BILLY





1973 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
BEANBLOSSOM BUCK





1974 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
1974 GRAND AMERICAN CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
SWINNEY'S DIAMOND JIM





1975 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
LEDBETTER'S TENNESSEE LEAD





1976 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
HOUSE'S TOM TOM




1978 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
WAGONER'S BANJO BANDIT




1980 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
EASY GOIN EILEEN

An ACHA World Champion wasn't declared for 1980. When dogs hunt all week and there are only two standing they should have figured out a way to call the winner World Champion. If it meant hunting longer it should have been done. At the end there were only two dogs standing. If a dog WINS 1st Place how can they NOT be called World Champion? Sounds like some government thinking got into this decision.







1981 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
HERN'S RED EAGLE DICK





1982 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
KENTUCKY RIVER STRIKER




1985 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
HOUSE'S SNIPE
TREEING WALKER WORLD CHAMPIONS
From 1986 to present



1987 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
BOGGY BOTTOM BONNIE







1988 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
SMITH'S OHIO CLIPPER




1989 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
BUCK CREEK GRACIE






1990 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
GRAND NITE CHAMPION
MEIER'S WILDWOOD BO


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